~ 6 mo old ~ 18 lbs ~ fostered in Gambrills, MD
Harry, a beagle-dachshund mix puppy, is adorably short. He started out shy, but has become a happy and well-socialized pup. Harry would benefit from the company of a friendly canine companion to show him the ropes.
It's hard to look past the cuteness of any puppy, but rest assured that adopting a youngster is not for the faint of heart. Before Harry reaches his first birthday he will eat your sofa, pee on your Persian rug (multiple times), and turn your yard into a lunar landscape. It's hard not to be sucked in by the cute factor, but please give careful consideration to whether you are up to the challenge a puppy will impose on your home for the next several months. They require as much diligence as a human baby to keep them out of harm's way - as well as keeping your belongings out of harm's way. Puppies require loving patience (never physical discipline) as they learn what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Harry will not always be young, healthy and cute. He will one day be gray around his eyes, may limp with arthritis and need long term medications. He needs a home that will be committed to him for his ENTIRE life - which will likely be 14-15 years or more.
Preference will be given to those with puppy experience, and we discourage the placement of puppies in apartments due to the noise and activity level of young dogs. Your neighbors will thank us.
posted 08/22/16 and updated 09/04/16